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Publishing: The Process for Traditional and Independent Publishing
The publishing process is lengthy and mutli-faceted, but by isolating the key steps, you can better prepare to become a published author. Traditional and independent publishing approaches the publishing process differently, and authors should be familiar with the responsibilities for each before deciding which to pursue.  For information, go to our blog about traditional vs […]
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Literary Agent with Author
If you’re a first time-author, you may be unsure of how to approach the publishing stage. There’s the question of traditional versus independent (“self”) publishing, and just as important, the question of whether or not to hire a literary agent. Literary agents can represent new and already-published authors, though on an individual level, some agents […]
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Elevator Pitch for Authors
30 Seconds to Make the Sale Every new venture requires an elevator pitch, one that’s a catchy and compact “sale.” This pitch is designed to describe your book, demonstrate a market need for it, and explain why you are the person to write it, all covered in a brief statement. Whether you’re speaking with a […]
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Becoming a writer doesn’t happen overnight and there’s no definitive finish line where you become an “official” author. Some writers are never published or their work is celebrated posthumously. Your unpolished work still “counts,” especially if you’re committed to the process. You may feel at a loss or out of your depth, but that’s normal. […]
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You may be thinking that your ideal reader is simply someone who buys and reads your book. While I can sympathize, you need to develop a clear vision of who your ideal reader is and write a book that’s compelling for them. Sure, identifying your target audiences can help you, but creating one imagined and […]
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Going Back to the Basics: Thesis and theme are two words that everyone knows they know but they typically can’t describe these terms succinctly. Chances are, unless you’re in a writing-dominated field, you probably haven’t given these terms much thought since college or high school English classes. That’s okay, but if you’re embarking on writing a […]
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